|Mathieu Lehanneur demos science-inspired design - TED.com|
Naming science as his chief inspiration, Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs -- an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; disease; green; innovation; nature; product design; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic? - TED.com|
Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; environment; green; nature; plastic; product design; technology; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Tim Brown urges designers to think big - TED.com|
Tim Brown says the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects -- even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory "design thinking."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; business; design; green; history; product design; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - TED.com|
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Surgery; engineering; invention; medicine; product design; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Christien Meindertsma: How pig parts make the world turn - TED.com|
Christien Meindertsma, author of "Pig 05049" looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; book; business; consumerism; design; engineering; food; medicine; product design; 2010
|Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards - TED.com|
Timothy Prestero thought he'd designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world -- but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, rather than accolades. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; health care; product design; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Paul Bennett finds design in the details - TED.com|
Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; arts; business; design; industrial design; product design; 2005
|Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking - TED.com|
People aren’t just cooking anymore -- they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for -- gasp -- "monotasking." His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; humor; product design; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Josh Silver demos adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses - TED.com|
Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible -- adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. At TEDGlobal 2009, he demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveals his global plan to distribute them to a billion people in need by 2020.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; development; global issues; health; health care; innovation; invention; product design; third world; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Saul Griffith on everyday inventions - TED.com|
Inventor and MacArthur fellow Saul Griffith shares some innovative ideas from his lab -- from "smart rope" to a house-sized kite for towing large loads.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; arts; collaboration; design; innovation; invention; materials; open-source; product design; technology; 2006
|Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs - TED.com|
Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; arts; biology; creativity; design; industrial design; invention; nature; product design; transportation; 2005
|Charles Leadbeater on innovation - TED.com|
In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; collaboration; culture; economics; innovation; invention; media; open-source; product design; sports; technology; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005